Arsène Wenger reported the following team news ahead of the Manchester United game:

on suspensions…
They are not welcome when you consider the players who are out, especially in midfield. Gervinho is in full confidence and we would not like to lose him for a big game like this. We have shown since the beginning of the season that we have mental strength, a good unity to fight and we have shown that again on Wednesday night. I am confident that will come out in the game on Sunday.

on the players who could be available…
Rosicky came through the Udinese game well and Djourou came through well too. He had a little setback after the game but he will be available for Sunday. Vermaelen has a test on Saturday and Koscielny had a positive fitness test today. There is a little doubt about Vermaelen but he should be alright.

on the players who are not available…
Bendtner is out, Squillaci is out and Gibbs will just fall short. He’s not far away though.

on Jack Wilshere seeing a specialist…
I don’t know anything about it. I know he has seen a specialist but I don’t know the result.

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